|Figure One - 3 inch long Angostura spear / knife form surface recovered on private |
land in Goshen County, Wyoming. John Branney Collection.
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|Figure Three - 5.6 inch long Angostura spear point made from obsidian |
and surface recovered on private land in Hyde County, South Dakota.
Note similarity to Agate Basin point type. John Branney Collection.
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|Figure Five - Angostura points from private land in Colorado, Wyoming |
and Nebraska. Note the oblique-flaking on most. The longest
point is four inches long. John Branney Collection.
Personally, I do not see the need for both Agate Basin and Angostura point types, but I need to explain my politics, first. In the world of projectile point typology, there are two political parties, the Lumpers and the Splitters. Lumpers attempt to combine as many projectile point types as possible under the guidance that they are variations on the same theme. Splitters want to identify the variations as separate projectile point types. I happen to be in the Lumper political party, so of course I would want to see one point type between Agate Basin and Angostura.
What is your opinion?